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'Nightcrawler' director on what local TV news says about LA




Director/writer Dan Gilroy, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of
Director/writer Dan Gilroy, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of "Nightcrawler."
Chuck Zlotnick
Director/writer Dan Gilroy, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of
Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in "Nightcrawler," written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
Chuck Zlotnick


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There's certainly no shortage of films that capture the grittier side of L.A.: "Chinatown," "Boogie Nights," "Less Than Zero." But none of these are quite as creepy as the film "Nightcrawler."

The film, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, an enterprising young man who makes a career out of filming car crashes, fires and crimes and selling his footage to local TV news outlets. 

Gilroy joined Take Two to talk about the film, local TV news in L.A., and what it was like to hear he'd been nominated for the Oscar for "Best Original Screenplay."